[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/22/art.obama1.gi.jpg caption="Most Americans think the media is fair on Obama."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new national poll indicates that a majority of Americans think the media's been fair in its treatment of President Obama.
Fifty-five percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Sunday say they believe the news media's been fair in covering Obama since he was inaugurated as President on January 20. Twenty-six percent suggest that the media's not been critical enough, with 18 percent feeling that the news media's been too critical.
But the poll indicates that there is a partisan divide.
"Democrats and Independents view media coverage of Obama as fair. But 56 percent of Republicans say the media have not been critical enough of Obama," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted Wednesday and Thursday, with 1,046 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points.